3 Tips for Second Time Buyers of Homes for Sale in Wayne, PA

Homes for Sale in Wayne PAHomes for sale in Wayne, PA and all over the Main Line are in high demand right now, which means that buyers have to decide what they really want in a home and be ready to move quickly when they find a home that meets their needs. This situation complicates matters for second time homebuyers, who may have a home to sell before they can close on a new home.

Preparation Tips for Second Time Homebuyers

An experienced Main Line Realtor® is a valuable asset when looking for homes for sale in Wayne, PA and other communities. Realtors® know what is happening in the market, current prices and acceptable offers, and they are up to date on what type of paperwork you will need for a successful bid. You might be able find most of this information for yourself, but with a Realtor®, you save yourself a lot of legwork, computer researching, and heartache at losing a potential dream home due to lack of preparation.

Do Your Homework

Things may have changed drastically since that first home purchase. Learn what the new procedures are, the types of financing that will work best for you and how to get preapproved. Preapproved buyers have a better chance of winning the contract in a competitive market.

Sell Your Home

If you have to sell your home to afford the new down payment, take care of that issue first. Today’s market is too competitive for sellers to be willing to wait for a contingent home sale. Even if you have to move belongings into storage or a temporary dwelling, you may find this option is your best chance to be ready to move on a home that you love, and likely you will be less stressed worrying about whether your home will sell in time and at the right price.

Be Prepared to Wait

If you can get temporary housing, you gain the advantage of time. Time will allow you to explore the available homes for sale in Wayne, PA and decide what is right for you. Maybe a home in nearby Bryn Mawr or another Main Line community offers even more of what you want for the right price. Chances are that competition will be less fierce in the late fall to winter months, and you will be free to make offers on homes that go on the market then.

Sage’s Experienced Realtors® Find the Right Homes for Sale in Wayne, PA and other Main Line Areas

As a second time home buyer, you know that home buying can be stressful because you have experienced the process first hand.  A Sage Main Line Realtor® will take the guesswork out of finding the right home. We know the timeline for paperwork, lending, offers and negotiation. If you are unacquainted with all of the Main Line communities, we can offer insights about schools, walkability and local comparable sales. Best of all, your Realtor® is on your side, so the guidance you receive will always be for your best interests. For information or a consultation about homes for Sale in Wayne, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore and other Main Line Communities, contact Sage today.

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I moved to PA from Washington State and learned that realty is local. There were things that I thought I knew about buying a house previously but boy was I wrong. Linda was very patient with me but also did not hold back when she saw potential problems, and always made sure I had all the information I needed before making a decision and didn’t belittle concerns to just get a sale. Above all else, and this was the most important thing to me, Linda has a high ethical standard, is very transparent in her approach and is someone I trusted making one of the biggest decisions of my life. – A. Lindsay (Courtesy of Google)

 

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

Read more about what our clients have to say

Sage Buyer Tips

Use Sage Buyer Tips to research the Main Line and stay up to date on real estate news. This online destination is chock full of resources for buyers and sellers: you can see our Main Line communities or explore Sage favorite places. Browse properties here and search other Main Line real estate. With Sage’s advice and experience, first-time buyers and those looking to upgrade can find homes best suited to their needs.